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Ponsonby

Ponsonby is a hip inner-city suburb of Auckland, New Zealand that is situated just a few kilometres from the central business district of the city. The district has a rich history that began in the 19th century when it was a haven for rich city residents desiring great views of the harbour. The 1950’s saw a downturn in Ponsonby’s fortunes and the area became full of slums that were later inhabited by Auckland’s artist and LBGT community in the 1970’s. Now Ponsonby has undergone a rebirth and is known for its chic restaurants, upmarket shops, nightclubs and trendy boutiques.

  • Take one of Ponsonby’s historical walking tours that include the Freeman’s Bay Walk through the historic back streets, where you will gain insight into the suburb’s rise from slums to one of the best areas of Auckland.
  • Admire the Gothic style of the St Johns Church, a 19th century wooden structure that includes intricate carved detailing done by Anton Teutonberg.
  • See where the outdoor café culture of Auckland got its start at the One 2 One Café, a mainstay of Ponsonby where local artists can be found sipping strong espressos.

One of the best ways to get around Auckland is by the LINK bus system that has colour-coded routes that snake throughout the city. Train service in this city is limited so many residents prefer to get to Ponsonby using taxis or private cars. City planners have encouraged cycling by constructing a dense network of bicycle paths that go through the city. Ponsonby can be explored on foot, as most of the shops, bars, and cafes are centrally located on The Strip so it is a perfect area to spend an afternoon of shopping and eating.

Hotels in Ponsonby

Recommended hotels

From US$96

1 The Surrey Hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5 21 reviews

465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn Map

With all the contemporary comforts, The Surrey Hotel is a simple timeless refuge, offering you a pure holiday experience. GeneralThe hotel offers excellent conference facilities that cater to your... More

Pleasant accomodation
only second time at this establishment but still a great location for what I wanted with shot walks to the city, zoo and sports stadium
9 Feb 2016
From US$131

2 Rendezvous Hotel Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 317 reviews

Corner Of Vincent Street & Mayoral Drive Map

Breakfast & Dinner For 2, Valet Parking & MORE!

Featuring elegant interiors and sophisticated facilities, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland makes for an ideal base for business travellers and tourists visiting Auckland. During leisure, travellers... More

Lovely night in Aukland
The room was spacious and pretty. The staff can speak our national lunguage, so quite easy to check-in. Absolutely value for money and satisfied. Only one thing I'm concerned is that the hotel took...
4 Feb 2016
From US$198

3 SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

5 stars
4.7 / 5 149 reviews

90 Federal Street Map

Includes Buffet Breakfast

Offering stunning views and stylish and elegant accommodations, SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland provides an oasis of luxury in the heart of vibrant Auckland. While in the area, tourists should not... More

Great hotel
classy, comfortable, friendly staff and great location
3 Jan 2016
From US$145

4 Langham Hotel Auckland (The)

5 stars
4.8 / 5 67 reviews

83 Symonds Street Map

Includes Breakfast, Access to Club Lounge & More

Luxurious and modern, The Langham Hotel Auckland provides a convenient base for discerning travellers visiting the biggest city in New Zealand. This Auckland hotel places vacationers close to key... More

Amazing!
Exceeded expectations.... Will definitely go again
19 Jan 2016
From US$165

5 Stamford Plaza Auckland

5 stars
4.5 / 5 64 reviews

22-24 Albert Road Map

Includes Valet Parking & Breakfast

Offering luxurious accommodation and pleasing hospitality, Stamford Plaza Auckland invites guests to experience the first-class service, timeless decor and excellent inner city location. Guests at... More

Quick Weekend Away
Refurbished room provided modern look and the feel of the luxurious carpet under your feet was fantastic. Very comfy bed. The gym has got all new equipment since I last stayed. Location is great -...
4 Dec 2015
From US$178

6 SKYCITY Hotel Auckland

4 stars
4.5 / 5 244 reviews

Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets Map

FREE Breakfast

Modern and spacious, SKYCITY Hotel Auckland provides relaxing and stylish accommodations and access to a world-class casino, more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, theatre and live... More

Disappointing, did not meet expectations.
Arrived 5p.m. tired after plane flight. No dinner available until 8.30 at earliest. Went to bed hungry. Hotel is showy ,but lacks substance. Seems to be aimed at servicing the gamblers. Bedroom...
8 Jan 2016
From US$246

7 Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

5 stars
4.3 / 5 25 reviews

21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue Map

Save 30% on your stay

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour offers corporate guests and holidaymakers a luxurious base while visiting the City of Sails. While on an Auckland vacation, travellers can have fun at Kelly... More

Spectacular Sofitel
Sofitel Auckland gets 10/10 for professionalism, friendliness, comfort and style. There is a welcoming ambience and beautiful spaces everywhere. Our one night stay to celebrate my 60th birthday was...
8 Jan 2016
From US$186

8 The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

4 stars
4.6 / 5 47 reviews

85 89 Customs Street West Map

Centrally positioned along the waterfront and near shopping, dining and recreation spots, The Sebel Suites Auckland Hotel makes for a convenient retreat for business and leisure travellers visiting... More

Sebel on the Viaduct
The service here is impeccable. The hotel is superbly situated right on the waterfront, have stayed twice now and highly satisfied. The hotel does lack amenities (pool, bar, restaurant etc) but the...
8 Jan 2016
From US$195

9 Barclay Suites

4 stars
4.3 / 5 126 reviews

74 Albert Street, Auckland Map

Book In Advance & Save 10%

Leisure and corporate travellers planning an extended stay in the heart of the city book a stay at the serviced accommodations of Barclay Suites. While on an Auckland holiday, tourists can bungee... More

weekend away
we have stayed there before,its been great ,however this time obviously a management change and not for the better, we will not be back again ,for the following reasons,no longer able to smoke on...
8 Dec 2015
From US$72

10 Ascotia off Queen

4 stars
3.4 / 5 80 reviews

3 Scotia Place Map

Ascotia off Queen welcomes travellers to sleek and stylish accommodations while in this side of New Zealand for business or leisure. Guests at this value-for-money property in central Auckland can... More

Comfy stay for NYE
The hotel was ok, comfortable and clean for the two nights we spent there. Bit far away from main locations. One great thing about service is that the front desk lady checked us in before the check...
4 Jan 2016
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